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Originally Posted by Mims View Post

If I need help with a chick who pipped on the wrong end, is this the thread I can get help in? Or is there a better one somewhere?

Here's my situation. I had 2 broody hens. They hatched 6 eggs, and kicked over the rest of the nest. When I got home, there was 8 eggs that were cold and dirty. I put them in the incubator, and 3 have hatched so far. The others look like they'll go tomorrow or the next day.

Except Pip. Pip pipped on the wrong end. He hasn't gone further than that since yesterday mid morning. The area where he poked the shell off was turning brown.

I went ahead tonight, and broke some of the shell off, without piercing the inner membrane.

It still needs more time for the veins to dry up and absorb the yolk. It's almost there.

Here's my dilemma. How can I keep the inner membrane from drying up and shrink wrapping it? I wrapped it in a damp paper towel on the air cell end, but I'm worried about drowning it.

Am I doing okay? I obviously messed up and should have left it longer, but the others zipped a lot sooner than this guy has. It's been almost 30 or so hours since it pipped. And, it pipped the wrong end.


Have you tried the article on assisting in the hatch? Though it sounds like you know what you're doing. 

 

I don't have a lot of experience, but I have assisted a few chicks that were malpositioned and pipped the wrong end. Some made it, one didn't. 

 

One of the things Sally always says is to remember that when they pip at the wrong end like that, it is a simultaneous internal and external pip. I think that emphasis is to remind us that we need to be more patient because usually/normally there is an internal pip, then wait a while, then external pip, then wait a while, then zip. Such that (as you have discovered) they may not be ready with regards to blood vessels and yolk.

 

Can you put it in a little bowl with a wet sponge or paper towel, perhaps, to increase local humidity? Other than that, I'd wait some more (sounds like you are doing that). Then maybe try to help again very slowly and carefully? It can breathe, so no rush, I think...

 

Hoping you get more input when folks wake back up.

 

@Sally Sunshine

 

- Ant Farm 

post #65722 of 157631
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Originally Posted by Mims View Post

If I need help with a chick who pipped on the wrong end, is this the thread I can get help in? Or is there a better one somewhere?

Here's my situation. I had 2 broody hens. They hatched 6 eggs, and kicked over the rest of the nest. When I got home, there was 8 eggs that were cold and dirty. I put them in the incubator, and 3 have hatched so far. The others look like they'll go tomorrow or the next day.

Except Pip. Pip pipped on the wrong end. He hasn't gone further than that since yesterday mid morning. The area where he poked the shell off was turning brown.

I went ahead tonight, and broke some of the shell off, without piercing the inner membrane.

It still needs more time for the veins to dry up and absorb the yolk. It's almost there.

Here's my dilemma. How can I keep the inner membrane from drying up and shrink wrapping it? I wrapped it in a damp paper towel on the air cell end, but I'm worried about drowning it.

Am I doing okay? I obviously messed up and should have left it longer, but the others zipped a lot sooner than this guy has. It's been almost 30 or so hours since it pipped. And, it pipped the wrong end.

I would turn the pip downwards to any liquid can run off the egg, and not into the hole. Then keep the paper towel damp.

 

The chick my take another 24 hours before if starts to unzip. If the egg was not in a great place under the broody, and was not rotated around by her, then it could have been incubated at a slightly lower temp which may explain the fact that it is running behind the others.

Carpe Diem 
Carpe Diem 
post #65723 of 157631
Erg second gosling is alive still, barely. Still no external pip. When removing bits of shell, noticed the veins still in the inner membrane as I hit one. Put back in the bator for a while. Gonna be a long night...
post #65724 of 157631
Goop morning all! big_smile.png I am hoping someone may have an answer for my question so the humidity in my incubator won't leave 20 percent unless I put a barley wet rag in there and a spike to 70% what do I do?
post #65725 of 157631
@Sally Sunshine hatch is over. 30 hatched out of 35. Totally shocked. I expected much worse than that smile.png
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

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Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

post #65727 of 157631
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Goop morning all! big_smile.png I am hoping someone may have an answer for my question so the humidity in my incubator won't leave 20 percent unless I put a barley wet rag in there and a spike to 70% what do I do?
Use a mug of water or another container with a smaller surface area. It isn't the depth, it's the width.

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I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

post #65728 of 157631
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Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick View Post


Use a mug of water or another container with a smaller surface area. It isn't the depth, it's the width.

:hugs

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

post #65729 of 157631
Don't touch me! I'm contagious!

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

post #65730 of 157631
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Originally Posted by wesgef9 View Post

Goop morning all! big_smile.png I am hoping someone may have an answer for my question so the humidity in my incubator won't leave 20 percent unless I put a barley wet rag in there and a spike to 70% what do I do?


Like MC said it's the surface area of water that adds to the overall humidity. I cut up a styro egg carton and am using two of the egg wells as water wells, works great.

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

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